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Case File of Max Planck

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1927 Franklin Medal

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Max Planck is the topic of "From the Case Files," posted on March 1, 2007.
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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, a German physicist born in 1858, is best known for originating the quantum theory. The theory revolutionized humanity's understanding of atomic and subatomic processes. It is one of the fundamental theories of modern physics. His hypothesis that atoms emit and absorb energy in discreet bundles, which he called quanta, led to the development of quantum physics. For his important work he was awarded the 1927 Franklin Medal.

  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Certificate February 9, 1927. (1.2M)
    • Honorary Membership February 9, 1927. (1.0M)
    • Citation. (no date) (603k)
    • Internal memorandum requesting the production of Certificates for Planck and other medalists. February 15, 1927.
    • Internal memorandum requesting the production of Medals for Planck and other medalists. February 18, 1927.